Homicide case submitted to county attorney

The Champlin Police Department has completed its investigation and submitted its case to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in the death of baby Madyson Lanea Johnson.

On Feb. 16, 2013, the Champlin Police responded to a home at 6308 112th Pl. North in Champlin on a report of a medical emergency involving Madyson, a 4-month-old girl.

Also present at the home was another 4-month-old girl, Makenzy Leigh Johnson, who is the twin sister of Madyson. Madyson died Feb. 20, 2013.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide caused by blunt force craniocerebral injury. Makenzy was removed from the home and remains in protective custody. The investigation revealed injuries to both girls consistent with abuse. On July 24, the Champlin Police Department submitted its case against both parents for child abuse resulting  in the death of Madyson and injuries to Makenzy. The parents are: father, Carey Connell Johnson, 33; and mother,  Ashaki Renee (Campbell) Johnson, 36.

There are no other suspects in this case.  Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department have filed a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights against Carey and Ashaki Johnson regarding Makenzy.

Questions about this case should be directed to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

-Compiled by Aaron Brom

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